Fans are now able to relive Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit‘s September 2017 concert at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, as the entire performance has been shared to their Bandcamp for streaming and digital download. Entitled, Live At Red Rocks – Morrison, CO – 9/7/17, the 20-track live album is the latest archive audio to be released to Isbell’s Bandcamp, which includes Live at the CMA Theater released last month.The September 7th, 2017 concert at the famous outdoor amphitheater included performances of “Anxiety”, “Alabama Pines”, “White Man’s World”, “Cumberland Gap”, “Stockholm”, “Cover Me Up”, and “If We Were Vampires” to name a few. Isbell’s band for the evening included his wife and fiddle player Amanda Shires, bassist Jimbo Hart, guitarist Sadler Vaden, drummer Chad Gamble, and pianist/singer Derry de Borja.Related: Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires Trade Covers On ‘I So Lounging’ Stream [Watch]Stream the album’s opening track via the Bandcamp audio player below.Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – “Anxiety” [Live at Red Rocks] – 9/7/17<a href=”http://jasonisbell.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-red-rocks-morrison-co-9-7-17″>Live at Red Rocks – Morrison, CO – 9/7/17 by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit</a>Visit Isbell’s Bandcamp page to stream or download the entire album here.
Photo courtesy of Sawyer Williams Members of the Humor Artists of Notre Dame perform at a recent improvisation show. On Friday, current performers will join forces with the alumni of the group to put on the “100th Anniversary Show” in Washington Hall.Given the group’s uncertain establishment date, a 100th Anniversary show seemed like a “logical timeframe” for the group, co-president Henry Long said. However, the group does have a general timeframe of its foundation. “We know that some of the oldest club members performed at Notre Dame before we were born, and many alumni have continued to perform professionally ever since,” Williams said. Long said that the oldest known alum graduated in 1996, and the oldest alumni performing on Friday graduated in 2000. “Through Facebook, we were able to find many Humor Artist alumni, and discovered that several past members of the troupe still carry close relationships with one another,” Long said. On the group’s Facebook page, alumni have shared improvisation ideas, past techniques, sketches and stories from their time at Notre Dame, Williams said. “We realized that online, many alumni had re-formed old relationships, and many have even return to campus together for short visits,” Long said. The Humor Artists decided to create an event to reunite alumni and form connections with current members. “Our show will feature a number of classic improv games that will mix alumni and current members. Some of the alumni are good friends, and some have never met,” Long said. Many Humor Artist alums have remained close friends, including two couples who met through their participation in the group, Williams said. “Through this show, we’ll be able to see members who were best friends in college, who performed in shows together for years, and provide them an opportunity to do this again along with new members who have followed in their footsteps,” Long said. Friday’s show will present both short-form and long-form improvisation with the alumni and current members. “Some of the games we plan to play won’t be familiar to the alumni, because they were invented after their graduation, so the show will definitely be full of surprises,” Long said. Unlike most college improvisation clubs, which remain prominent for about five to ten years, the Humor Artists have maintained their presence on campus for at least 20 years. “We are one of the few college improvisation groups in the country that has carried on its tradition for this many years,” Williams said. The tight knit community and longstanding legacy of the club inspired the anniversary performance.“We are bringing several alumni back for a collaborative show to understand how the club has evolved over the years,” Williams said. Many Humor Artist alumni have become successful in a wide variety of professional fields beyond comedy, Long said. “We have a large number of alumni who are exceeding in both creative and academic fields,” he said. For instance, two alumni are attending Harvard Law and the University of Chicago Law, and many are prominent attorneys, according to Long. Other alumni have become successful researchers, one is an up-and-coming playwright in Los Angeles, and others continue to perform improv with prestigious comedy companies around the nation including 2nd City, Upright Citizens, and Improv Olympics. Currently, the Humor Artists has 34 members, which has been the largest troupe thus far. “We know that over 200 students have been in Humor Artists cumulatively, 70 of which are on the alumni Facebook page. 14 of these alumni are returning for the Anniversary Show,” Long said. Tags: 100th Anniversary Show, Humor Artists, Improv, Washington Hall The Humor Artists of Notre Dame will host their “100th Anniversary Show” Friday in Washington Hall. Humor Artist alumni will participate in the performance, which will be the first show of its kind in the group’s history. “No one has been able to discover the exact year an improvisation group began on Notre Dame’s campus, so we like to assume that the Humor Artists have been a Notre Dame club since the school was first formed,” the group’s co-president Sawyer Williams said.
Criminal mischief was reported in the 1100 block of North 20th Information was reported in the 2500 block of Avenue E. Next Up Tuesday, Dec. 26: A complaint was made about indecency with a child in the 2700 block of Avenue N. An arrest was made on another agency’s warrant in the 200 block of 200 North Memorial Highway. An injury to a child was reported in the 700 block of North Ninth Street. Friday, Dec. 29: A theft was reported in the 1700 block of Avenue E. A theft was reported in the 2200 block of Avenue G. Burglary of a habitation was reported in the 600 block of South Ninth Street. A terroristic threat was reported in the 2800 block of Memphis. Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of Boston. An arrest was made on another agency’s warrant in the 2600 block of Nederland Avenue. A complainant reported aggravated assault-family violence in the 100 block of North 10th Recovered stolen property was reported in the 2300 block of Avenue H. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of Highway 365. Criminal mischief was reported in the 2600 block of Nederland Avenue. An assault-family violence report was made in the 900 block of Shaw. An arrest was made of a subject for public intoxication in the 100 block of North Twin City Highway. Thursday, Dec.28: A burglary of a building was reported in the 3700 block of South Highway 365. A missing person report was made in the 8100 block of Ford. Sunday, Dec. 31: A subject was taken into custody on a mental commitment in the 400 block of Hardy. The Nederland Police Department reported the following activity for the week of Dec. 25:Monday, Dec. 25: A complaint was made about a dangerous dog at large in the 3000 block of Nashville. Two people were arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 3700 block of Nederland Avenue. Saturday, Dec. 30: An arrest was made on another agency’s warrant in the 1500 block of South Twin City Highway. A death from natural causes was reported in the 1000 block of Avenue B. An aggravated robbery was reported in the 800 block of South 13th Criminal trespass was reported in the 600 block of South Third Street. A forgery report was made in the 2600 block of Nederland Avenue. A burglary of a vehicle and burglary of a habitation was reported in the 1300 block of Kent. A theft was reported in the 200 block of 32nd Wednesday, Dec. 25: A terroristic threat was reported in the 2300 block of Avenue H. An arrest was made on a subject for tamper/fabricate with physical evidence with intent to impair in the 1300 block of Boston Avenue. An arrest was made on Nederland warrants in the 900 block of South 23rd Criminal mischief was reported in the 2600 block of North Highway 69.
Vermont Business Magazine Until the recent COVID-19 restrictions, the number of Vermont homes used as short-term rentals has ticked up each year, according to a recent analysis by Vermont Housing Finance Agency. In a typical month last year, about 8,000 homes were listed as short-term rentals across the state. Largely located in towns near Vermont ski areas, homes rented for short-term stays comprise about 2.5% of the state’s total housing stock, according to data from AirDNA, a service that aggregates listings from Airbnb, VRBO, and other popular short-term rental companies.Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) analyzed five years of short-term rental data as part of the 2020-2025 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment. The assessment was conducted for the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development who is responsible for the state’s consolidated planning for housing programs. Most of the data used in the assessment, including information about short-term rentals, is available at the state, county and town level on the Vermont Housing Data website which is updated throughout the year by VHFA.“Knowing how many Vermont homes are available as short-term rentals is critical to identifying changing patterns in property usage and all the factors that impact the housing market,” remarked Josh Hanford, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development. “This assessment and the new online data tools will help us monitor trends and inform our ongoing work to address housing needs throughout the state,” Hanford explained.The number of Vermont homes used in a typical month as short-term rentals increased by 12% between 2018 and 2019. Short-term renting of entire homes is a relatively recent practice in Vermont. In 2015, just over 1,000 homes statewide were listed as short-term rentals, according to AirDNA.During the first half of May 2020, industry analysts reported an upturn in short-term rental bookings in large U.S. tourist destinations. If this pattern also holds true in Vermont, the COVID-19 pandemic is not likely to thwart the increasing popularity of Vermont short-term rentals.Short-term rentals generate substantial economic activity for Vermont, for the hosts of the units, surrounding communities as guests visit shops, restaurants, and other businesses. On the biggest earning weekends in 2019, Vermont Airbnb hosts earned $15.1 million and served about 69,800 guests, according to paper published by Dartmouth University students earlier this month.“Our assessment revealed that many of the short-term rental homes in Vermont are listed on AirBnB and similar sites only for selected nights each month,” remarked VHFA Executive Director Maura Collins. This can occur if a homeowner lists a home that is their primary, year-round residence as a short-term rental to tap the home’s earning potential as temporary lodging while the owner is away. “In these cases, short-term renting is not edging out a year-round renter, because the home is the primary residence of the owner,” Collins explained.In a typical month, an estimated 2,700 Vermont homes are listed as short-term rentals for selected nights, but not for the entire month.“Where we grow concerned is when we see that an owner can rent a home for just five nights before earning more than a landlord can earn in a month, housing Vermont’s workforce,” Collins continued. “We are excited we can now help the state hone in on the potential housing market impacts of short-term rentals,” she said.In 2019, an estimated 5,300 homes, 1.8% of all Vermont homes, were used consistently throughout a typical month as short-term rentals. By comparison, 17% of the state’s housing stock is comprised of seasonal homes, according to Census Bureau estimates as of 2017. Next to Maine, this is the second-highest rate of seasonal homes in the nation.Despite the growth of Vermont’s stock of seasonal homes, the number of homes occupied by year- round residents has changed very little since 2010, according to the 2020-2025 Vermont Housing Needs Assessment.VHFA is a non-profit agency created in 1974 by the Vermont Legislature to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since its inception, the Agency has helped approximately 29,000 Vermont households with affordable mortgages and financed the development of approximately 8,800 affordable rental apartments.Source: BURLINGTON, VT – Vermont Housing Finance Agency 6.9.2020
The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions. Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021. Designed for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment. The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations. Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260. OAKLAND, N.J. – Marc Alan Associates Inc. has announced the addition of industry veterans Bob Leedom, Skip Scafidi and JP Scafidi to the organization.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Celebrating its 45th year in business, Marc Alan Associates now has 17 reps and four sales support professionals serving the Northeast. Marc Alan Associates, based in Oakland, N.J., calls on all facets of the automotive aftermarket, covering Metropolitan New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Maryland and Delaware.,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages. The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisement “The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.”
Patrick Fontaine has a history of residential burglaries, police say.Riverhead Police said on January 18 they may have arrested a person they think is responsible for rifling through numerous vacant cars in Wading River.In recent weeks complaints have flooded in: someone rummaging through vehicles on Herod Point Road, Berry Lane, and Maple Road in Wading River in the past week alone. Additional incidents occurred on Maple Road and North Wading River Road on January 13, and the thief made off with enough to trigger multiple larceny counts.Patrick Fontaine, 36, is the man responsible, police said. So far, he’s been charged with criminal trespass in the second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.Fontaine is no novice, according to police reports. Suffolk County Police arrested him for a string of residential burglaries in 2015.In December of that year, Fontaine was charged with four counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree attempted burglary, and one count of petit larceny for incidents that occurred at residences in the Colonial Woods and Whispering Pines apartment complexes in Yaphank between August and December.Fontaine lived at the Rutledge Commons complex at the time and was accused of robbing some of his neighbors there.In other North Fork police news, Rene Titi-Chamle, 27, of Peconic, was arrested for driving while intoxicated Saturday, January 12, around 8:30 PM by Southold Town Police after he allegedly failed roadside sobriety tests. Police said they spotted him speeding and swerving between lanes on Route 48 in Mattituck. There was also reportedly an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle. Titi-Chamle could not produce a valid license, police added. It all added up to a night in jail and an arraignment the following morning.Police said they saw Antonio Morales-Boyate, 30, of Greenport traveling westbound on Front Street in Greenport tailgating a vehicle, and then watched him pass that vehicle on the right-hand side, in a no-passing zone. He was then arrested on Sunday, January 13 around 1:15 AM for DWI after police ascertained he had been drinking excessively. Morales-Boyate didn’t have a license either, police added.Maureen Lademann of Cutchogue was arrested for DWI January 14 around 6:30 PM. She allegedly ran a stop sign on Route 25 in Mattituck and failedsobriety tests after being pulled over.Southampton Town Police arrested Jameula Carter, 37, of Riverhead on January 9 for criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was allegedly spotted “stumbling southbound down Old Quogue Road.” Police said PCP was the culprit, but he had an open bottle of vodka as well. After searching him, police found Carter in possession of two Newport cigarettes dipped in PCP. Carter was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and two violations.Kristen Davis, 35, of Manorville was arrested in Riverside Sunday night after police ascertained she was driving without a license — and it wasn’t the first time. Police said that her driving privilege was suspended on four different occasions. Davis was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and two violations. Jonathan Villaortega, 27, of Riverhead was arrested on January 15 just before midnight for driving while intoxicated, according to reports. A passing motorist reported an erratic driver on, guess where — Flanders Road, of course. Police, ever vigilant in that neck of the woods, located the vehicle on Cross River Drive in Aquebogue and eventually charged Villaortega with DWI. [email protected] Share
Spending $10.5 million for the right to demolish the oceanfront houses on two adjacent properties on Napeague, then merge the two properties, and build one grand structure on the new lot, may seem like an audacious plan, but perhaps not, when you consider the applicant is Reed Krakoff. Krakoff is the creative designer who made Coach Inc. through his creative leadership of the company formerly known as Coach New York from 1996 until 2012. He is now the artistic director for Tiffany & Co.Krakoff also has a history in East Hampton. In 2007, he purchased the home at 121 Further Lane in East Hampton Village, where Jacqueline Bouvier, the future First Lady, spent her summers when she was growing up. He sold the property in 2018, then later that year purchased the Dunes Lane parcels.It was Krakoff’s application for the Dunes Lane project that was the basis for a public hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals August 6. It was a lavish presentation made by Krakoff’s team, but board members were concerned that too much pristine dune land was going to be disturbed on the way to the final design.The two properties in question are at 55 and 61 Dunes Lane, a private road. The houses currently on the site, one a three-bedroom, the other, four, date back to the 1970s, at the latest. They are reached via two driveways, starting from a common entrance on Dunes Lane. Combined, the two properties cover three acres. The sites are each long rectangular strips of land running from Dunes Lane to the Atlantic Beach dune itself. ZBA Chairman James Whelan, in introducing the application to his fellow board members, described the land surrounding the properties as “beautiful, incredible dune land.”To the immediate east of the two properties is a state park filled with pristine dune land, running from Montauk Highway to the Atlantic, then farther east, the old subdivision known as Montauk on the Sea, which includes the Amagansett White Sands Resort Hotel.Krakoff has hired Michael Trudeau of the architectural firm of Thomas Phifer and Partners to design a dream house for him and his wife, Delphine Krakoff.Trudeau explained his design to the ZBA August 6. He said the Krakoffs wanted a “series of discreet spaces. They are both practicing artists and designers. They have four children, generally in their teens.”Trudeau said his clients wanted a structure with “a public place, and a private place for work, for reflection, for artistry.”The initial design called for an 8000-square-foot, two-story structure, with two curving driveways, a 1000-square-foot pool located on the second floor, and 2600 square feet of decking. The driveways cover almost 7000 square feet.To go ahead with the plan, Krakoff would need to get a natural resources special permit to allow construction within dune lands, and two variances, one to allow a library room on the second floor to only be accessed from outside, with no interior access, contrary to East Hampton town code; and a height variance, to allow the planned flat roofed structure to stand 27 feet tall, when the code limits such structures at 24 feet in height.Tyler Borsack, the East Hampton Town Planner handling the application, recommended denying the original application, though he said that, with modifications, the planning department might well change its position. He pointed out the pluses in the project, such as a state-of-the-art septic system.Modifying the proposal is exactly what Trudeau did in the weeks between receiving Borsack’s memo on the application, and the August 6 public hearing. The ZBA was presented with a new survey, and each of the five board members were given two lavishly illustrated books showing what the final product would look like.The new design was scaled back significantly from the original, with most aspects decreasing by 15 to 20 percent, Trudeau said.Gone are the two driveways, to be replaced by one. One of the two variances for the proposal is no longer needed: the second-floor library will now be accessed from the interior. The second variance, regarding height, was needed because of the property’s location in a flood zone, Trudeau explained.While the plan calls for replacing two houses with one, at one point, Trudeau seemed to be saying that the structure could function as two dwelling areas. He said the vision for the house was to provide Reed and Delphine with a “place for the two of them when the two of them are alone together, or when the kids are in the main house.”In order to get the special permit to build in mostly pristine dunes, clearing caused by the project would have to be reduced, board members made clear during their remarks.“Our dune land is our most precious resource,” board member Roy Dalene said. Whelan followed that by saying revegetating dune land after clearing it for construction “was not quite the same thing.” He said that the various aspects of the proposal would require “clearing this virgin dune land.”Board members questioned, if a new driveway was to be added, why not utilize one of the two existing ones instead of clearing for the new one?“All your proposed parking up by the house is infringing on that as well,” Whelan said. “As well as most of the serpentine walkway boardwalk that you have coming through the land.” He said utilizing the existing driveway clearing would have been preferable to introducing new clearing.Krakoff said very few people design contemporary houses that look like they belong in the Hamptons.“They usually look like they belong in LA,” he said, adding that all aspects of the design were to make the structure appear one with the dune. “We really just want to be lightly on the dunes.” The record was kept open to allow Trudeau to continue to tweak the design to further reduce the project’s impact on the dune. The board and Krakoff and his team will take the matter up again in [email protected] Share
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Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd. has been awarded a call off contract for subsea remotely operated vehicle (“ROV”) services in Thailand serving major upstream oil and gas operators.The contract award has an estimated value of USD 19 million for an initial period of 2 years. The contract, which provides for Mermaid to serve customers in the Gulf of Thailand, requires the use of 2 ROV support vessels simultaneously and will utilize ‘Mermaid Sapphire’ and a vessel of opportunity. The duration of the contract is approximately 75 days for each vessel through 2016.Mermaid Sapphire is a purpose-built ABS Classed DP2 ROV & air diving support vessel built in 2009, designed for operation of dual deepwater work-class ROV’s (Quasar Compact or Triton XLX) plus optional inspection-class ROV. The ROV’s are installed on a dedicated raised deck level, leaving all back deck space for project equipment. Mermaid Sapphire is also equipped with state-of-the-art subsea inspection data acquisition and data management systems. A 23t knuckle -boom crane, and auxiliary 5t crane are also installed.Mermaid Sapphire is equipped with substantial office space, online/offline survey room, hospital, and a gymnasium. Accommodation comprises 60 berths (4 x 1-man and 28 x 2-man), all cabinswith en-suite bathroom.[mappress]Press Release, June 12, 2014
The vessels arrived at the port of King’s Lynn where they were lifted onto the 4-spacer 4-transport configurations, each pulled by an ALE heavy ballast tractor to begin transportation by road (pictured below).Prior to the move, ALE’s UK office conducted a detailed route survey to identify any possible issues with moving the load from port to factory. It revealed that street furniture would need to be removed along the planned route to provide a clear path for the 70 tonne vessels. ALE also required a police escort, as well as wire escorts to lift any overhead power lines causing obstruction to the vehicles.Once on site the vessels were transhipped from the road-going transport configurations onto a four-row self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and six rolling axles, all of which were fitted with ALE-designed and manufactured bolsters to aid manoeuvrability. The SPMT enabled ALE to remotely drive the loads on a smaller system not much longer than the vessels themselves, allowing easy navigation through the tight on site road system to the location where they would be offloaded to foundation.ALE also produced swept path drawings to establish the required running area during negotiation of site roads. This forward planning enabled ALE to advise the site of modifications needed to ensure the safe and successful move of the vessels through the site, which included road widening measures and removal of pedestrian barriers.Andy Tite, project manager at ALE said: “Even our smaller projects involve a great deal of planning and research; it is essential that each project is well planned to ensure safety and success.” about ALEFounded in 1983 by Roger Harries, ALE delivers a highly tailored, end-to-end service covering every aspect of the handling, transportation and installation of heavy, indivisible loads, including lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. In 2008 it launched the AL.SK190, the world’s largest land-based crane, which it developed specifically for the lifting and installation of ultra heavy loads and which is capable of lifting a record-breaking 4,300te and can be relocated on site fully rigged.ALE delivers strategic heavy-lift services to a wide range of sectors, including civil, oil and gas, energy, nuclear, offshore, renewables, petrochemical, ports, marine, minerals and metals and mining.ALE is headquartered in Staffordshire and has more than 20 offices across Europe, the Far East, Africa, America, South America and the Middle East. It is fully compliant with international standards of safety and excellence, including Quality standard ISO 9001:2008, Environmental standard ISO 14001:2004, and Health and Safety Standard OHSAS 18001:2007. ALE is also registered and qualified in the Achilles Norway and Link-up systems, and is a member of both the British Safety Council and the British Standards Institution.