Just last weekend, Umphrey’s McGee brought their performing to the next level with the annual UMBowl show at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. The band played a full four sets of music, broken up into unique quarters, with various improvisational and audience-participatory themes to keep the fans, and the band, on their toes. They also welcomed Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman throughout the night, peppering both originals and covers with the Trey Anastasio Band horn players.You can read our full recap of UM Bowl here.Just one day after the UMBowl marathon, the band returned to the Vegas venue for round two. Of the many highlights throughout the two night run, one particular bust out stands alone, as the band brought out Hartswick for a performance of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.” A song that hadn’t been played in nearly a thousand shows – 991 to be exact – got the royal treatment from this jammed out ensemble.Thanks to Umphrey’s and TourGigs, we now have some pro-shot footage of “No Ordinary Love” to share. Tune in below:Umphrey’s is off of touring for the next few weeks, until Summer Camp Music Festival hits at the end of the month. Check out the setlist from UM’s last show below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 5/7/16Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Speak Up, Bridgeless > Hajimemashite, Dump City, Nemo > In The Kitchen > Nemo, Red Tape, Don’t Stop ’til You Get EnoughSet 2: Attachments, 1348, The Triple Wide > Bridgeless, Puppet String, No Ordinary Love, Women Wine and Song > Wife SoupEncore: Controversy > Bad Friday with Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and Natalie Cressman on trombone with Jennifer Hartswick on vocalsNotes:with Woody Woodpecker theme (George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss) tease before 1348last No Ordinary Love 05.25.2007 (991 shows)
Professor Muhsin S. Mahdi, James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic Emeritus, at Harvard University, died on July 9, 2007, in Brookline, Massachusetts, after a long series of illnesses, at the age of 81. Universally acclaimed as the leading specialist in medieval Arabic and Islamic philosophy, Mahdi was born in 1926 in the city of Karbala, Iraq, where his mother gave birth to him leaning against the wall of the sanctuary of Imam al-Husayn. After schooling in Karbala and Najaf, he finished high school in Baghdad. An outstanding student, he was awarded a government scholarship to study business administration at the American University of Beirut, where he earned both a B.B.A. and a B.A. in philosophy (1947). He taught for a year at the University of Baghdad (1947-1948) before coming to the United States on another Iraqi government scholarship to begin graduate studies in economics at the University of Chicago. Here he was soon able to pursue his true vocation: he studied with Nabia Abbott at the Oriental Institute and began his profound exploration of political philosophy under the guidance of Leo Strauss (1948-1954). His dissertation, on Ibn Khaldūn, was immediately recognized as groundbreaking.After a year as a post-doctoral fellow in Paris and two more years of teaching at the University of Baghdad, he returned to the University of Chicago, where he taught in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from 1957-1969. At Harvard University from 1969 until his retirement in 1996, he was the James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and served as director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and later also as chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Mahdi conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He was a Rockefeller Foundation research fellow and a Fulbright research scholar in Morocco. He held visiting professorships at the University of Freiburg, the American University in Cairo, the Central Institute of Islamic Research in Pakistan, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Bordeaux. He was a founding member and president of the International Society for the History of Arabic Sciences and Philosophy and a founding member and board member of the Middle East Studies Association. He served on the editorial boards of four important journals in the field: Arabic Sciences and Philosophy: A Historical Journal; the Journal of Near Eastern Studies; Hamdard Islamicus; and Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. He also served as president of the American Research Center in Egypt and was honored by being the first corresponding member of the Cairo Academy of Arabic Language.Upon retirement, he divided his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, the French countryside, and Paris, where he lectured at the Institut du Monde Arabe and frequented the cafés and bookshops that were the meeting places of artists and intellectuals from all over the Muslim world, many of them former students. Shortly before his death, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the American University in Cairo—sadly, in absentia. Professor Mahdi had an incomparable command of the medieval Arabic language in its many varieties (depending on subject matter, geographical and/or religious context, and author’s training). Having steeped himself in the well-proven methods of critical editions of manuscripts developed in Western scholarship, he ardently desired to establish the same rigorous standards in the field of Arabic and Islamic philosophy. He devoted much of his career to searching for manuscripts wherever his travels took him. A rigorous but stimulating teacher, he emphasized fine-tuned analysis and interpretation of the Arabic philosophical texts. He was an enormously influential teacher, and one who inspired great loyalty from his students. A sense of Mahdi’s teaching can be gauged by the impressive 1992 festschrift, The Political Aspects of Islamic Philosophy, edited by one of his closest students, Charles Butterworth. He is especially known for the recovery, edition, translation, and analysis of the writings of the philosopher Abū Nasr al-Fārābī (870-950 CE). His last book, Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy (2001), is a collection of luminous and illuminating essays. With Ralph Lerner of Chicago and the late Ernest Fortin of Boston College, he co-edited Medieval Political Philosophy, a sourcebook that includes selections in translation from Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic. However, there is a second pillar of Muhsin Mahdi’s fame: his critical edition of the earliest extant manuscript of The Thousand and One Nights—a core of tales that would be transformed and expanded, beginning with Galland and going on to Lane and Burton and beyond, into the quintessential Orientalist creation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Alf Layla wa Layla, Leiden, 1984; third volume, in English, 1994). The edition was the outcome of a Herculean labor, since the manuscripts of the Thousand and One Nights are numerous, though mostly not very old, and the text, being on the border of oral and written literature, is in constant flux, which meant that Mahdi had to develop a special method to achieve what would deserve to be called a critical text.As Steve Lenzner has written, “In his life and work, Muhsin Mahdi transcended the idea of East and West. He was, as a friend put it after his death, a liberal in the old-fashioned and elevated sense, deeply versed in, and shaped by, the world’s great books. In no way did this show itself more clearly than in Mahdi’s devotion to his teacher Leo Strauss. Mahdi’s last book, Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy (2001)—the fruit of a lifetime of study and unsurpassed on the subject—bears the dedication: ‘For L.S.—If we had to repay the debt of gratitude incurred by his kindness to us, not even the whole of time would suffice.’” Some colleagues considered the Nights a diversion from his work in philosophy, but those with deeper understanding have always known that creative literature often serves as a refuge for political philosophy in troubled times. Charismatic and charming, with a mischievous smile and a cordial laugh, Muhsin Mahdi was also an intensely private person who maintained the stance of a true philosopher throughout decades marked by conflict between and among peoples of the three religions of the Book. It is evident, however, that the destruction of his native land by his adopted country was finally too much for him. His health, already seriously affected by the Gulf War in 1992, was dealt another blow in September 2001. March 2003 was a fatal wound, although it took him four more years of mental and physical anguish and suffering to die from it.Professor Mahdi is survived by his wife, Sarah Roche-Mahdi; two daughters, Fatima and Nadia, from a previous marriage to Cynthia Risner; and two stepdaughters, Rachel and Rebekah Gerstein. He is also survived by his first wife, Louise Carus Mahdi. His granddaughter Lina Morouj Colla, daughter of Nadia and her husband, Elliott Colla, was born October 31, 2007.Respectfully submitted,William A. GrahamJohn E. MurdochAbdelhamid I. SabraWheeler M.ThackstonW. P. Heinrichs, Chair
In this topsy-turvy presidential campaign, the old laws may no longer apply Politics in a ‘post-truth’ age Related A pilot on a recent United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, had to play peacemaker when a political fight erupted aboard his plane.A young mother who snapped a post-election selfie with Hillary Clinton said she received death threats when her picture went viral.Protestors spray-painted: “Your vote was a hate crime” on the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond, Va.In the wake of one of the most divisive elections in history, political polarization in the U.S. appears to be at an all-time high. The rift between blue states and red states is well documented, but analysts increasingly point to widening conflict within those states, divides that often run along ethnic, economic, and racial lines.So how do we reach out and move forward in a country that seems to have been ripped in two? It’s going to be tough and it’s going to take time, according to a group of Harvard scholars who offered their thoughts on how to push past the partisanship.“The question is whether this election and the profound mutual inability of Trump and Clinton supporters to understand one another — their tendency to see one another as something close to deranged — extends all the way down to social and neighbor relations,” said Nancy Rosenblum, Harvard’s Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita.Rosenblum’s most recent book, “Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America,” explores how relations between neighbors help establish an important framework for civil society. In today’s climate, such interactions, she said, may be the key to helping people look beyond their disagreements and distrust.“The hope is that personally and individually, where we work and live, we can disregard if not helpfully confront these differences and exhibit the reciprocity that is normal among colleagues and neighbors. The ethic of good neighbors is deeply rooted here and the democracy of everyday life is, I believe, a saving remnant in politically dark and dangerous times.”One challenge is that so many communities are becoming uniform in how they look and think, a trend captured in 2009’s “The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart,” in which journalist Bill Bishop suggested increasingly homogeneous cities and neighborhoods threaten democracy. “[The book] does a terrific job of outlining how housing patterns, redistricting, and economic shifts have divided America up into ideologically separate communities,” said Danielle Allen, a political philosopher and director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. “That intersects with how our political institutions operate by affecting how politicians campaign, who gets elected, and how they live and interact with their fellow politicians in Washington.”Joshua Greene, a Harvard professor of psychology and author of “Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them,” said that we are least open to outside influence when we feel threatened. He suggested an improved economic outlook could help ease some of that fear and set the stage for constructive dialogue.“My hope is that [President-elect Donald] Trump, with some Democratic allies, can make good on some of his campaign promises to put people to work rebuilding infrastructure. A bipartisan win on that issue could pave the way for better intertribal communication.”Stronger consensus on fact and fiction wouldn’t hurt, either. In the wake of the Brexit vote and the U.S. election, the Oxford English Dictionary chose “post-truth” as the word of the year. The dictionary defines the adjective as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”The term underscores the sense that an ability to agree on basic facts no longer seems important for millions of Americans, and defines an uncomfortable post-election dynamic that has left people wondering how to even begin a conversation with the other side.“It’s hard to imagine a well-functioning democracy in which people are operating with fundamentally different facts,” said Greene. “There are people who speak both fluent red and blue. I think we’re going to need to find those people and encourage them to serve as cultural bridges.”Said Allen: “Start from the facts you do agree on and build out from there.“We haven’t reached the point where there is literally nothing we agree about,” Allen, the author of “Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown v. Board of Education,” continued. “We still agree that the sun rises in the East, for instance. Perhaps it’s time to start figuring out what else we do in fact agree on before we get back to litigating the stuff we don’t agree on.“I would suggest that we also agree, for instance, that our judicial institutions should act with disinterestedness and impartiality. Could we perhaps make that a common project and first priority as a way of rebuilding our capacity to work together?”Allen and Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, agree that the loss of countless local newspapers has contributed to the growing divide in the country, in part by leaving national news outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post “without a network of insider informants to help them understand the ‘fly-over’ areas of the country,” said Allen.Through local journalism “we come to know our neighbors in our communities,” said Mele. Absent those connections, he added, “We get drawn into more sensationalistic, more national stories that may distort the realities of our own experiences in communities.”Mele also thinks more attention needs to be paid to high-tech companies whose reliance on algorithms has given news-making power to fake news.“I do believe we have to have some discussion and some ways of holding algorithms accountable,” he said. “Algorithms are a form of power and they come with bias. And so giving some consideration to how we can hold that power accountable and we can identify bias is worthwhile.”While open conversation among neighbors with differing points of view is critical, equally so are structural and political reforms to expose lawmakers to a wider range of perspectives, said Allen.“Redistricting processes have given us too many districts that lean heavily one way or another and have insufficient political contestation. This means less exposure for incumbents to the views of the other side. And the military now recruits far more successfully from red than from blue states, so the military too is losing connections to half of the country. Geographic diversity has to be among the things that the institutions structuring our professional sectors self-consciously seek.“Broad, cross-party coalitions that revisit our approaches to redistricting, housing, education, transportation,” are crucial to progress, Allen added. “These are the zones of policy that affect how connected or disconnected we are as a society.”
Speaking about his selection to ESPNCricinfo, Patterson said he had no expectations coming out of the game in Hobart. “You want to be picked when playing well and I feel I am. Obviously, there’s some hard work to be done this week, but if I get that opportunity, I’ll be really looking forward to it,” Patterson said.Patterson’s addition continues the selection of a new crop of batsmen in the Test squad following the bans on Steve Smith and David Warner. Will Puckovski, Marnus Labuschange and Marcus Harris are the new bunch of youngsters to get a chance in the series against Sri Lanka which will begin with the Day-Night Test in Brisbane on Thursday. The series will end with the second Test at Australia’s newest Test venue in Canberra.For Sri Lanka, they will be aiming to break their jinx Down Under and secure their first-ever win in a Test in Australia. However, they have been in woeful form heading to Australia, having not won a single game in New Zealand and recently being whitewashed 3-0 at home against England. Their chances have taken a bigger hit with seamer Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury.Pradeep, who has been suffering from hamstring injuries and has not played a Test since October 2017, bowled only two overs and did not play any further part in the warm-up game in Hobart and scans revealed a grade one strain on his hamstring muscle, putting him in doubt even for the three Tests against South Africa after the Australia tour. New Delhi: Kurtis Patterson, the left-hander who played a vital part for the Australia U-19 team during the 2012 edition, slammed 157* and 102* in the warm-up game for Cricket Australia against Sri Lanka in Hobart. Although this match did not have First-Class status, Greg Chappell, the national selector and Australia skipper Tim Paine were in attendance and impressed by the knocks, Patterson was drafted as the 14th member of the Australia side for the two-Tests against Sri Lanka. National selector Trevor Hohns said Patterson had been “pushing his case for selection for some time”. “We have been asking batters around the country to score hundreds if they want to be considered for selection. Given Kurtis’ consistent performances for NSW and his two unbeaten centuries in last week’s tour match against our upcoming opponent, Sri Lanka, we believe he deserves to be added to the Test squad,” Hohns said in a statement.Australia had a poor Test series with the bat against India and no Australian reached triple figures at home in a series of four Tests or more for the first time since 1882-83. They also lost a Test series at home to an Asian nation for the first time. Patterson’s performances are a continuation of the consistency he has shown in the last couple of games, where he smashed 107* and 43 against Western Australia and 45 against South Australia playing for New South Wales. Earlier, Patterson had scored 167 in a New South Wales Premier Cricket Game. highlights Kurtis Patterson was part of U-19 squad for 2012 World Cup.Sri Lanka have never won a Test in Australia.Nuwan Pradeep out of series due to a hamstring problem. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes were left in tatters by an eight-minute hat trick from Andy Carroll in a thrilling 3-3 draw at West Ham.Laurent Koscielny’s equaliser rescued a point for the Gunners after they had blown a two-goal lead during an extraordinary spell either side of half-time.But Arsene Wenger’s side, who realistically needed to win every remaining game to stand a chance of catching leaders Leicester, could find themselves 13 points adrift with just 18 to play for by Sunday evening.They were 2-0 up and seemingly cruising to a third straight victory thanks to goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. But Carroll, making a rare start in what has been another injury-hit season for the Hammers, turned the game upside down with his first treble since August 2010 for Newcastle, staking a late claim for a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016.Aston Villa’s relegation to the Championship was all but confirmed after they lost 2-1 to Bournemouth at Villa Park. Bournemouth took the lead two minutes into first-half stoppage time through Steve Cook, the assist coming from Simon Francis following a corner.Ciaran Clark was at fault for the second goal, Josh King taking advantage to net in the 74th minute. Jordan Ayew pulled a goal back in the 85th minute but there was to be no way back.The win moves Bournemouth past the 40-point barrier, while Aston Villa are now 15 points adrift of safety with only five games to play.Newcastle may not be far behind Villa after they lost 3-1 to Southampton, and now sit six points adrift of safety with six games to play.The Magpies fell behind after only four minutes, Shane Long getting past Steven Taylor before scoring past Karl Darlow. Southampton continued to dominate and it was 2-0 seven minutes before half-time as Graziano Pelle capitalised on poor defending to double the advantage. Victor Wanyama bagged the third ten minutes after the interval, and although Andros Townsend pulled a goal back it was no more than a consolation.Rafa Benitez, who has not won a match since replacing Steve McClaren four games ago, will now have to produce the great escape to prevent a second relegation for the Magpies under the ownership of Mike Ashley.Crystal Palace all but assured their place in the Premier League for another season with a 1-0 win at home to Norwich City — their first in the league since Dec. 19.Jason Puncheon scored the only goal of the game in the 68th minute, collecting a pass from Joel Ward before curling a shot past John Ruddy. The victory moves Palace 10 points clear of Sunderland in the final relegation place, and while the Black Cats have a game in hand it seems unlikely that Alan Pardew’s men will now be dragged into trouble.Norwich still have a four point cushion over Sunderland, who have two games in hand and entertain leaders Leicester City on Sunday.Manchester City came from behind to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri.Stephane Sessegnon put West Brom ahead in the fifth minute with a neat right-footed finish from just inside the box However, it didn’t take long for Manchester City to hit back as they were awarded a penalty after the Baggies’ goal scorer fouled Aleksandar Kolarov inside the area. Sergio Aguero calmly converted the spotkick by dispatching it in the bottom right corner meaning the two sides were locked at 1-1 at the break.After the interval, Samir Nasri found the net in the 65th minute after being assisted by Aguero from six yards out to put City ahead for the first time in the game.Pellegrini’s side held out for the rest of the game with the extra three points ensuring fourth spot is theirs for at least another week.Chelsea suffered their first defeat under Guus Hiddink as Swansea ran out 1-0 winners at the Liberty Stadium. Jefferson Montero delivered a cross which Matt Miazga failed to deal with effectively, and Gylfi Sigurdsson made no mistake in converting the loose ball in the 25th minute.The defeat puts a dent in Chelsea’s slim hopes of forcing their way into next season’s Europa League.FA Cup semifinalists Watford and Everton played out a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road – both goals coming within second of each other at the end of the first half.Miguel Britos lost possession with a terrible piece of control, and that allowed James McCarthy to score the opener in the first minute of added time. But moments later the Hornets were level as Ben Watson’s corner was converted by Jose Holebas.Everton now sit 14th on 39 points, a point and a place above their hosts.
DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation allowing campgrounds, drive-in movie theaters, tanning facilities and medical spas to reopen throughout the state this Friday, May 8th.Iowa dentists will be able to perform routine procedures if their office has enough masks and other personal protective equipment.Last Friday, restaurants and other businesses were allowed to reopen in 77 Iowa counties. Social and fraternal clubs in those counties may reopen this Friday, to serve food and beverages, but at 50 percent capacity. In the other 22 counties, fitness centers can start taking appointments and let one person in at a time. Malls and other retail businesses can reopen at half capacity. However, restaurants in the 22 county zone must remain closed.
WOMEN IN GREEN—South Carolina financier Darla Moore and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will become the first women in green jackets when the Augusta National Golf Club opens for a new season in October. (AP Photos/File) by Doug FergusonAP Golf Writer NEW YORK (AP)—For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. Both women accepted.“This is a joyous occasion,” Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Monday.The move likely ends a debate that intensified in 2002 when Martha Burk of the National Council of Women’s Organizations urged the club to include women among its members. Former club chairman Hootie Johnson stood his ground, even at the cost of losing Masters television sponsors for two years, when he famously said Augusta National might one day have a woman in a green jacket, “but not at the point of a bayonet.”The comment took on a life of its own, becoming either a slogan of the club’s resolve not to give in to public pressure or a sign of its sexism, depending on which side of the debate was interpreting it.Payne, who took over as chairman in 2006 when Johnson retired, said consideration for new members is deliberate and private, and that Rice and Moore were not treated differently from other new members. Even so, he took the rare step of announcing two of the latest members to join because of the historical significance.“These accomplished women share our passion for the game of golf and both are well known and respected by our membership,” Payne said in a statement. “It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their green jackets when the club opens this fall. This is a significant and positive time in our club’s history and, on behalf of our membership, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome them and all of our new members into the Augusta National family.”Tiger Woods, who knows Rice through a mutual connection to Stanford, applauded the move.“I think the decision by the Augusta National membership is important to golf,” Woods said. “The Club continues to demonstrate its commitment to impacting the game in positive ways. I would like to congratulate both new members, especially my friend Condi Rice.”Augusta National, which opened in December 1932 and did not have a Black member until 1990, is believed to have about 300 members. While the club until now had no female members, women were allowed to play the golf course as guests.Rice, 57, was the national security adviser under former President George W. Bush and became secretary of state in his second term. The first Black woman to be a Stanford provost in 1993, she now is a professor of political economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.“I have visited Augusta National on several occasions and look forward to playing golf, renewing friendships and forming new ones through this very special opportunity,” Rice said in a statement released by the club. “I have long admired the important role Augusta National has played in the traditions and history of golf. I also have an immense respect for the Masters Tournament and its commitment to grow the game of golf, particularly with youth, here in the United States and throughout the world.”Rice recently was appointed to the U.S. Golf Association’s nominating committee.Moore, 58, first rose to prominence in the 1980s with Chemical Bank, where she became the highest-paid woman in the banking industry. She is vice president of Rainwater, Inc., a private investment company founded by her husband, Richard Rainwater. She was the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune Magazine, and she made a $25 million contribution to her alma mater, South Carolina, which renamed its business school after her.Johnson regarded the membership debate as infringing on the rights of a private club, even though every April it hosts the Masters, the most popular of the four major championships, which brings in millions of dollars through television rights for the highest-rated telecast in golf.